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Peugeot e-208 review

Category: Small Electric

Section: Performance & drive

Peugeot e-208 2021
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  • Peugeot e-208 2021 front seats
  • Peugeot e-208 front cornering
  • Peugeot e-208 2021
  • Peugeot e-208 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Peugeot e-208 2021 rear seats
  • Peugeot e-208 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Peugeot e-208 2021 front tracking
  • Peugeot e-208 2021 right panning
  • Peugeot e-208 2021 rear tracking
  • Peugeot e-208 2021 boot open
  • Peugeot e-208 2021 boot
  • Peugeot e-208 2021 front seats
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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

Let’s start with the numbers. The e-208 has a 45kWh battery that powers a 134bhp electric motor – enough to propel the car, in our tests, from 0-60mph in a spritely 7.5sec. That means it’s comfortably quicker than a Renault Zoe, although not quite as nippy as a Kia e-Niro or Mini Electric

The e-208 also has an impressive official range of up to 217 miles on a full charge. You won't get that far in real-world driving but, based on our tests, 150 miles in winter and 170 miles in the summer is a realistic expectation without trying too hard. That's farther than a Fiat 500 or Honda E can manage, although the Zoe has an even longer range.

More positively, the e-208 is quieter than its main rivals – particularly the Mini and 500 but also the Zoe. You notice this most at motorway speeds, where the e-208 does a great job of keeping road and wind noise where it's supposed to be: outside the car. 

The e-208 isn't particularly fun to drive and there's more body lean than in a Mini or Zoe, but it feels more stable through fast corners than the smaller 500 and Honda E and there's plenty of grip. Likewise, the steering is accurate and there's enough weight build up as you turn into bends to give you confidence, but don't expect much in the way of feedback. 

Peugeot e-208 2021
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